California is home to San Francisco and its surrounding Bay Area, as well as key locations like the Napa Valley wine country, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite Valley, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the stunning city of San Jose, and so much more. It's an incredible region, home to the world's oldest national park: Yosemite National Park.

For outdoor enthusiasts, wine appreciators, nature lovers, wildlife spotters, city slickers, and more, Northern California is an incredible place to be, and many people choose to travel all along the Pacific Highway, stopping at various locations throughout Northern California on their road trips and RV journeys.

1. Sacramento Shade RV Park

Sacramento Shade RV Park
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A canopy of mature shade trees is what makes this particular RV Park special, especially in the hot summer months.

The park is located north of the Sacramento River, where it offers spacious RV sites, attractive landscaping and resort-quality amenities. Each of the large shady sites provides full hook-up, free 5G WI-Fi, free cable TV and concrete patios.

The park can accommodate larger rigs over 40 feet long and longer-term visitors will enjoy added facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, restrooms and showers, a laundry and a small club room for meetings or social activities.

The park offers easy access to all the attractions of the nearby Sacramento.

2150 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821, 916-922-0814

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2. Ramblin' Redwoods Campground and RV

Ramblin' Redwoods Campground and RV
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One of the most distinctive and iconic symbols that has become synonymous with California is the redwood tree.

Standing tall, these incredible, impressive trees are an iconic part of the Northern California landscape, with the Redwood National and State Parks being some of the best places to enjoy the redwoods in all of their natural beauty. At Ramblin' Redwoods Campground and RV, up in Crescent City near the state border with Oregon, you can have easy access to the parks and be able to admire the beauty and experience the wonder of these mighty trees from the comfort of your own RV spot.

Situated in a prime location, surrounded by redwoods, this amazing RV park is open from March through to October and is one of the top rated camping locations in all of Northern California.

Having recently been renovated, this RV park is better than ever and offers a whole host of awesome amenities for every guest to enjoy.

All RV sites come with high speed Wi-Fi, for example, as well as the standard utilities. Other excellent amenities to enjoy at this highly rated RV resort include landscaped spaces, RV supplies, clean restrooms, horseshoe pits, laundry machines, excellent showers, pet-friendly facilities including a dog washing station, friendly staff waiting to help out at all times, 20/30/50 amp service, and private picnic tables at each RV site.

6701 US-101, Crescent City, CA 95531, Phone: 707-487-7404

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3. Westport Beach RV Park and Campground

Westport Beach RV Park and Campground
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Very easily accessed just off CA-1, Westport Beach RV Park and Campground is located in the charming little coastal city of Westport. Not far from some world class golden sand beaches and awesome forest areas like the Mendocino National Forest and Jackson State Forest, this Northern California RV park is a super spot for outdoor enthusiasts and active people who want to spend the majority of their NorCal trip breathing in the fresh ocean air and staying active with fun outdoor activities like water sports, kayaking, hiking, biking, and more. This highly rated RV park is situated in a really quiet and calm part of the California coastline, ideal for those who just want to get away from it all and enjoy some well-earned rest.

Westport Beach RV Park and Campground spreads out across approximately 50 acres of land and is located on the banks of Wages Creek. There are lots of grassy spots to stretch out and enjoy a picnic or some games with your fellow travelers, and you'll see all kinds of wildlife in this coastal haven like birds and maybe even dolphins out at sea. This RV park features 75 full hook-up sites in total, along with 50 tent sites for more traditional camping. On-site amenities at this Northern California RV park include an on-site store selling all sorts of useful supplies and essentials, not one but two bathhouses with impeccably clean restrooms and showers, a playground for young visitors looking to have some fun, coin operated laundry machines, a horseshoe pit, and a volleyball court. More beach RV parks

37700 CA-1, Westport, CA 95488, Phone: 707-964-2964

4. Del Loma

Del Loma
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One of Northern California's truly hidden gems, the Del Loma area is simply incredible. Surrounded by the indescribable beauty of the Trinity Alps, Del Loma RV Park grants you exclusive access to this secret haven and all of its wonders. For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, there really is no better option in all of Northern California, and it should come as no surprise that Del Loma RV Park is rated as one of the very best places to stay in all of NorCal. Located in Big Bar in the central region of Northern California, this RV park is right by the scenic Trinity River.

The views from this RV park are beyond beautiful, and you'll definitely want to bring along a camera to snap some memorable photos and share the magic with your friends and family back home. Not only that, but the RV sites at this park are spacious and blessed with fir, pine, or oak trees to provide shade and comfort. There's a very cozy, 'home away from home' vibe at this RV park, making it an idyllic spot for visitors of all ages, and the on-site amenities include the presence of the Trinity River for kayaking and fishing, lots of wildlife spotting areas for anyone in search of some eagles or deer, a general store with friendly staff selling all kinds of useful supplies to make your stay even more enjoyable, a games room with pool table and arcade machines, a mini golf course, and a swimming pool. This RV park is also home to the biggest laser tag park in the United States, a highly unique attraction that the whole family can enjoy.

21720 California 299, Big Bar, CA 96010, Phone: 530-623-2834

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5. Marin RV Park, Greenbrae

Marin RV Park, Greenbrae
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Marin RV Park is located in the heart of Marin County, just 10 miles north of San Francisco, which makes it an obvious choice for visitors who would like a base close to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can set up camp here and make use of public transport to reach all the tourist attractions in San Francisco. The park can accommodate up to 87 RVs on serviced sites (water and electric hook-ups) and home-from-home little extras like free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Other special features include a scenic walking area for dogs, a large solar-heated swimming pool and a fully equipped laundry.

2140 Redwood Hwy, Greenbrae, CA 94904, 888-461-5199, (website link)

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6. Vineyard

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Conveniently located for exploring San Francisco and California’s sensational Napa Valley, the Vineyard RV Park is newly modernized and offers comfortable serviced campsites. The park offers a range of good amenities to make your stay more comfortable including free Wi-FI, Cable TV, a laundry, restrooms and showers and an outdoor swimming pool. In addition, little luxuries like a fitness center and a clubhouse have been added. Each campsite has a picnic table and full electrical, water and sewer hook-up. Most of the sites are back-in and can accommodate a large rig. You are about 35 minutes drive from Napa Valley. More day trips from San Francisco

4985 Midway Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688, 866-447-8797

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7. Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, Northern California

Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, Northern California
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Surrounded by towering pine trees and the magical scenery of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Pioneer RV Park in Quincy is your ideal base for exploring all the attractions of northern California. The park offers spacious sites with full hook-up and can accommodate extra-long big rigs which require pull-through spaces. Each site come equipped with a picnic table and there is free Wi-Fi available throughout the park. Additional amenities include a laundry, spotless restrooms and showers and a handy dog wash station. Visitors have easy access to a wide range of recreational activities including hiking, fishing, cycling, golf and much more.

1326 Pioneer Rd, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-0769

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8. Auburn Gold Country RV Park

Auburn Gold Country RV Park
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Located in the heart of historic Gold Country, Auburn Gold Country RV Park offers the ideal base for exploring the gold-mining history and culture of California. Additionally, the park is located close the main highways, making it an ideal overnight stop for visitors en-route to Reno or Lake Tahoe. The family-friendly park offers spacious shady camp sites for RV’s up to 60 foot long, all with full hook-ups. Other convenient facilities include a fully-equipped laundry, a TV lounge, a convenience store, heated outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and various activities like ping-pong and pickle ball. There is also a children’s playground and a recreation room.

3550 KOA Way, Auburn, CA 95602, 530-885-0990, (website link)

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9. RV Parks in Northern California: Mountain Gate

RV Parks in Northern California: Mountain Gate

Providing a comfortable base from which to explore all the recreational activities and attractions of Shasta Cascades, the Mountain Gate RV Park is your home-from-home in this picturesque region of northern California. The camp has 105 serviced RV sites with full hook-ups including electric, water and cable TV. The sites are spacious and easy to navigate, even with bigger rigs. There are plenty of mature trees to offer both privacy and shade. Other thoughtful amenities include a public clubhouse, convenience store, swimming pool, bonfire pit, horseshoes and free Wi-Fi throughout the park. Pets are welcome and there is a fenced dog park. This is a very popular park and visitors are advised to book in advance.

14161 Holiday Road, Redding, CA 96003, Ph. 530-275-4600

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10. The Parkway

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Located in the heart of California’s Great Central Valley, the Parkway RV Resort has been welcoming vacationers since 2004. The park is family owned and managed by long-time RV enthusiasts who set off with a very distinct idea of what visitors look for in an ideal RV Park. Parkway is a lush shaded park where spacious sites are surrounded by pretty landscaping and great amenities including a sparkling pool, a wine-tasting venue, a laundry facility and a comfortable club room for meetings, cards or social gatherings. The park can accommodate rigs in excess of 70 feet in spacious pull-through sites with full hook ups. Sites include shaded grass areas and fire-pits are available to rent. The Parkway RV Park, 6330 Co Road 200/Newville Road, Orland, CA 95963, 530-865-9188

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11. Shoreline

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Striving to ensure that your RV vacation at Shoreline RV Park is a calming and relaxing experience, the staff pulls out all the stops to ensure visitors enjoy a refreshing getaway. The park is located within easy walking distance of Historic Downtown Eureka and boasts amazing views of Humboldt Bay. Shoreline Park is ideal for vacationers wishing to explore the Humboldt Bay region or for visitors who are just passing through the region. Once you have parked your rig in one of the fully-serviced RV sites you can enjoy facilities like spot-less restrooms and showers, a coin-op laundry, Wi-Fi and Cable TV. Near-by attractions include the Redwood National Park, the Eureka Waterfront Trail and much, much more.

2600 N. 6th Street, Eureka, CA 95501, 707-443-2222

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12. Giant Redwoods RV and Cabins, Myers Flat

Giant Redwoods RV and Cabins, Myers Flat
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Giant Redwoods RV is a popular river front RV campground surrounded by fabulous giant Redwood trees. The park offers a combination of back-in sites together with almost 30 spacious big-rig-friendly pull-thru sites. If you book in advance you could secure one of the brilliant river view sites along the edge of the swimming hole. All sites offer hook-up including electric 30/50, water and cable TV and all sites have Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a camp store, an outdoor movie screen with concession store (seasonal), a coin-operated laundry, volley ball, children’s playground and a fenced dog park for Fido. If you don’t have an RV you can rent one of their comfortable glamping cabins.

400 Myers Avenue, Myers Flat, CA 95554, 707-943-9999, (website link)

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13. Almond Tree

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Located close to the Sacramento River and Bidwell Park, Almond Tree RV Park is a great place to set up camp and settle in for a relaxing getaway. This friendly and intimate park offers just 42 grassy RV sites, all of which offer full hook-ups. The sites vary in size to accommodate any size RV or motor-home – back in and pull-through sites can be requested. On site facilities to make you feel right at home include a sparking pool, an outdoor pavilion, a large recreation room for social activities and a lovely garden gazebo. The friendly owners are Chico locals who are on happy to offer suggestions about local activities and attractions. Things to do in Chico

3124 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973, 530-899-1271

14. Heritage

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Located at the back of Heritage Square in Corning, the Heritage RV Park is your home-from-home campground in Corning. Within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants and the famous Olive Pit, Heritage RV Park offers a relaxing getaway. Visitors can choose from economical back-in sites for smaller rigs, while the spacious 65-foot pull through sites will accommodate most big rigs. All sites offer electric hook-up, free Wi-Fi and local TV channels and there is a great outdoor swimming pool for hot weather relaxation. Other extra amenities include a meeting room, laundry room, fire pit, bocce courts and spotless restrooms and showers. Just about everything you may need for your rig is available on-site.

975 Hwy 99 W., Corning, CA 96021, 530-824-6130

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15. RV Parks in Northern California: Red Bluff

RV Parks in Northern California: Red Bluff
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Red Bluff RV Park is an ideal destination where both leisure travelers and remote workers can enjoy the splendors of northern California. The park is located close to the Sacramento River and offers a choice of serviced RV sites to suit rigs of all shapes and sizes. All sites offer electric hook-up and excellent high-speed Wi-Fi access for visitors who need to work from “home”. Local attractions and activities include hiking, wildlife watching and even live theatre. On-site amenities you will love include their sparking swimming pool, grill and picnic area, laundry and horseshoes. The park is open year-round and welcomes long-term visitors. Things to Do in Red Bluff

80 Chestnut Ave, Red Bluff, CA 96080, 530-529-2929

16. Days End

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After a busy day of exploring the local attractions, the Days End RV Park welcomes you to return to camp and enjoy a relaxing RV experience as you watch the sunset over the Sierra and Cascade Mountains. The park offers all the home-from-home necessities to make your stay pleasant including sites with full hook-up, TV, Wi-Fi, a laundry and spotlessly clean restrooms and showers. There are handicap accessible sites and 27 sites with easy big-rig access. Pets are welcome and there is a fenced dog-park area. The park is run by local life-long Standish residents who will be only too happy to suggest activities and attractions. Browse our California weekend getaways guide for more ideas.

718 US Hwy 395, East Standish, CA 96128, 530-254-1094

17. RV Parks in Northern California: River Ranch

RV Parks in Northern California: River Ranch
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Located about 1 mile from downtown Quincy, the River Ranch RV Park is an ideal base for visitors wanting to explore Quincy while also enjoying a great outdoor recreational area. The park is open all year round and offers 31 RV sites with full hookups. The RV sites are beautifully positioned amongst the trees, close to the Feather River. Ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the park offers easy access to hiking, horse-back riding and many other outdoor activities. On-site amenities include clean restrooms and showers, a laundry room, on-site fishing and propane gas supplies. Rigs up to 65 foot can be accommodated here. More day trips from Sacramento

42331 CA-70, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-1908

18. The RV Park at Rolling Hills Casino

The RV Park at Rolling Hills Casino
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RV enthusiasts who would like to flirt with Lady Luck and/or enjoy a brilliant golfing vacation at Rolling Hills Casino will be pleased to know that they can bring along their RV and settle in at the RV Park at Rolling Hills. The park is located within walking distance of the casino, several restaurants and The Links Golf Course. The park offers 96 pull-through RV sites with full electric, water and sewer hook ups. The park is both convenient and secure and visitors can enjoy all the facilities at the Casino complex including the restaurant, coffee shop, lounge and the golf course Club House.

2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021, 530-528-3500, (website link)

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19. Flag City

Flag City
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Exploring the best of Lodi Wine Country from your RV is made easy with parks like Flag City RV Resort. It is the top-rated RV park in the Greater Sacramento Valley area, specifically for big rig RVs, and is an ideal location to explore not just Lodi, but Stockton, and Sacramento, too. Featuring wide paved roads, full hookups, and convenient concrete pads, it’s the ideal campground for big rigs. Flag City RV Resort offers its patrons fantastic resort amenities like a heated swimming pool and spa, a convenience store with all of the supplies one might need for RV travel, a huge clubhouse with picnic amenities, and even a 2.8-acre large fenced run area for pets.

6120 W. Banner Road, Lodi, California 95242; Phone: 866-371-4855

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20. Santa Nella RV Park, Northern California

Santa Nella RV Park, Northern California
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A mere four miles from the beautiful San Luis Reservoir, the Santa Nella RV Park is a wonderful option for RV travelers. The park itself is situated in a quiet and convenient location at the heart of Santa Nella. It is within walking distance to various fast-food dining establishments, perfect for people who need a quick bite to eat, and offers great features like full hook-ups to water, sewer, electricity, and even free wi-fi and cable, to make your trip as convenient and enjoyable as possible. Santa Nella RV Park is also a short distance away from great water recreation spots with boating, swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing, and more available at the San Luis Reservoir.

13023 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, California 95322; Phone: 209-826-3105

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